Ron Carrera, Research Nurse for the SRMRC, is taking on one of the toughest events in the world of running: the London Marathon. In his first attempt at the distance, Ron will be raising money for Trauma Care UK whilst aiming to run the 26.2 miles in under 4 hours.
So why has he decided to take on the challenge?
“After working at the SRMRC and seeing the terrible effects that trauma injury can have on the lives of patients and families, I know just how important it is for trauma patients to receive the best possible care.
“Trauma Care UK aims to achieve best practice throughout the whole pathway for trauma care through education and research.
The work that is done by the charity is fantastic and I hope that by taking part in the London Marathon I can raise both money and awareness.”
Ron is not a stranger to running or to raising money for charity. In 2012 he took part in a series of four off-road races that took place on four consecutive weeks, raising money for QEHB charity. He also teamed up with other members of the SRMRC to race at Bud’s Run, a charity race for Parkinson’s UK that took place in November 2014.
Ron will take to the streets of London on Sunday 26th April 2015, by when he needs to raise £1000 for Trauma Care UK. If you would like to donate and help Ron reach his target, please visit his “Just Giving” page
Please click here for further information about Trauma Care UK.